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The Suffolk based husband and wife entrepreneurs - Crispin and Lucinda Clay – have redesigned their scrumptious Munchy Seeds snacks to appeal to the growing number of people who like both tasty and healthy snacks.

The recipes were originally created by Lucinda’s New Zealand grandmother who wanted to keep her children away from the sweetie jar.

Company founder Crispin Clay said, “We want to encourage ‘nutritious nibbling’ and ‘mindful munching’ amongst children and adults alike.

The entire Munchy Seeds range is rich in Omega 6 and 9, high in iron, zinc and vitamin E, is low GI and free from artificial flavours, colours and preservatives. It is cholesterol, dairy and gluten free and suitable for coeliacs, vegans and vegetarians.

There are seven tasty roasted seed snacks in the range: Original Mix, Pumpkin Mix, Naked Seed Mix, Cajun Mix, Omega Mix, Chilli Mix and Vanilla Pumpkin. Pack sizes include novel 30g sachets (45p), 200g tubs (£2.99) and 500g tubs (£5.99). Look out for Munchy Seeds in Waitrose, Tesco* and fine food outlets.

Munchy Seeds range

The Original Mix of roasted Sunflower and Sesame seeds with the brand’s trademark savoury sauce, is a very popular addition to salads and dishes that need a little extra crunch or flavour.

The Pumpkin Mix comprises of roasted Sunflower, Pumpkin & Sesame seeds that provide a nutty and moreish flavour that are very popular with children and are deliciously healthy.

The Naked Seed Mix is a blend of lightly roasted sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, linseed, flax, poppy and hulled hemp. Fabulous for sprinkling over yoghurt and breakfast cereals.

The Cajun Mix is a special mix of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, linseeds and a healthy pinch of Cajun spice. Fabulous in a chicken sandwich or as a spicy snack straight form the pack.

The Omega Mix is a delicious healthy combination of sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, linseed, flax, rapeseed and hemp, the rapeseed and hemp in this mix help boost the levels of omega 3, 6 & 9.

The Chilli Mix which contains Sunflower seeds, Pumpkin seeds and crushed chillies is a perfect accompaniment to pre dinner drinks or a tasty addition to sandwiches, stir-fries and curries.

Vanilla Pumpkin is the only sweet Munchy Seeds variety, comprising crunchy pumpkin seeds lightly dusted with vanilla flavoured sugar. It is wonderful as a cereal or dessert topping or nibbled with a cup of coffee.

www.munchyseeds.co.uk

Munchy Seeds, Eastland Road, Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4LL
Telephone: 01728 833004.

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Editor’s notes:

* Available in Tesco from November

Market research analysts Mintel said that the seed snack market, now worth around £20 million, experienced 300 per cent growth in the five years from 2001, driven by consumers’ interest in healthy eating.#

# Mintel research, November 2006.

Images of the new range of packs (designed by Ziggurat Design) available on request. We would be delighted to send you Munchy Seeds to try too.

For further information, please contact Amanda Parkinson on 020 7017 0893, email: amanda@yesconsultancy.com or Tina Fotherby on 020 7017 0892, email: tina@yesconsultancy.com.

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